Why specialise in HCL at MBA level?

You’re a health care professional making a positive impact in your industry. USB’s MBA stream with specialist modules in Health Care Leadership is designed to allow you to continue on your career journey while gaining high-end skills and expertise tailored to your industry. The modules and electives of the stream are offered during the second year of your enrolment in the Blended Learning format of your MBA.

What stands out?

  • 2 convenient formats: Modular and Blended Learning (see Flexible Learning Formats below)
  • International Study Module: An immersive learning experience at an overseas business school tailored to this stream is included in the MBA fees.
  • Triple accreditation: Our MBA has all three major international accreditations.
  • Tailored to you and your industry: The programme’s Personal Leadership Development journey caters for your needs.

Who should apply?

  • You are a clinician or a general practitioner who wants to take on managerial and leadership roles in the health care industry
  • As a general practitioner, you wish to scale up your understanding of business
  • You are a professional in a health care delivery institution, or other relevant organisation.
  • You are a senior nurse in a public or private hospital who leads a large team with high-impact responsibilities

Flexible learning formats

The MBA stream in Health Care Leadership is offered in two formats – Blended Learning and Modular. Both formats are perfect for studying while you work, and each offers its own immersive and unique learning experience. The Blended Learning format allows for the flexibility of digital class attendance, minimising time away from work. The Modular format provides a focused in-class experience with zero interruptions.


Choose to start with either the Modular MBA (blocks of classes spread over the year) or Blended Learning MBA (orientation block plus weekly classes online or on campus).


During your specialisation year, you attend one on-campus block at the beginning of the year, followed by Blended Learning classes one afternoon a week, and one on-campus electives block towards the end of the year.


Capitec offers credit for education at a discounted rate from 7% which allows prospective students, or their parents or guardians, to apply for a loan of up to R250 000 and pay it back over 84 months. To apply, the applicant must be permanently employed, 18 years or older, and have a valid South African ID document. A provisional quote or admission letter from USB is needed to process the credit application. You can only apply for Capitec’s credit solution through USB’s website. See www.usb.ac.za/capitec-credit-for-education for details, or click on the link in right-hand bar to apply.

Initiation, service fees and T&Cs apply. Capitec Bank is an authorised financial services provider (FSP 46669) and registered credit provider (NCRCP13).